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Make: Getting Started with the Photon by Simon Monk

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Chapter 2. Quick Start

In this chapter you will launch right into using the Spark Photon or Core. If you are new to programming and this kind of technology, then just work through the instructions here and do not worry too much if there are things that you don’t understand; these will all be explained in much more detail later in the book.

Signing Up

One of the things that you get when you buy a Spark device is access to Spark’s Cloud Service. You will need to register to gain access to this. Registering with the cloud service is essential as it allows you to manage your Photons and Cores over the Internet, including programming them remotely.

The cloud service is also what a Photon/Core uses to communicate with other Photons, Cores and browser ...

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